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Links to State + Local Hurricane Evacuation Maps – Zones and Routes

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Updated as of June 19, 2019

There are 17 states that have Atlantic and/or Gulf coastlines. Since most evacuations will be in those areas, I did extensive research on sources of information for each state. Every state and county/parish seems to have similar hurricane information, but the quality and type varies wildly. Some have amazing interactive or PDF maps.

I hope this gives you a starting point to find out if you are in a hurricane evacuation zone, as well as giving you information on evacuation routes and shelters. If you don’t see maps or search tools for your community, contact your state or local officials at these official emergency management organizations.

Maine

https://www.maine.gov/mema/hazards/natural-hazards/hurricanes
Hurricane info and links

New Hampshire

https://www.readynh.gov/disasters/hurricanes.htm
Main info pages with links

https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/
Department of Safety – but not much info, not finding evac zones or maps

https://www.readynh.gov/
Good info site – not seeing zone or maps

Massachusetts

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/hurricane-evacuation-zones
Evac zones info – links to maps

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5nTDl9asWH1VVlJUlktQjVlYWc
Detailed local PDFs

Rhode Island

http://www.riema.ri.gov/resources/citizens/prepare/evacuation.php
links to PDF maps at local level

Connecticut

https://portal.ct.gov/DEMHS/Emergency-Management/Resources-For-Individuals/Summer-Weather-Awareness/Know-Your-Zone-Evacuation-Maps
Links to county level PDF maps with evac zones and shelter locations

New York

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/em/html/know-your-zone/knowyourzone.html
Know your zone – cool info graphic looking site with lots of info and links

http://maps.nyc.gov/hurricane/
Interactive evac zone map

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/em/downloads/pdf/hurricane_evacuation_zones_map.pdf
NY City evac zones and shelters map PDF

New Jersey

http://ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/evacuation.shtml
State Office of Emergency Management

http://ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/evacuation-routes.shtml
Links to tons of PDF evac route maps, storge surge maps, etc

http://ready.nj.gov/plan/pdf/070214_hurricane_survival_guide.pdf
PDF with lots of good info and links

Delaware

https://dema.delaware.gov/
general info with links

https://dema.delaware.gov/services/disaster_prep.shtml
main disaster agency page

https://deldot.gov/information/projects/tmt/evac_map.shtml
evac routes maps

https://dema.delaware.gov/brochures/delhurrbro.pdf
Colorful game-like coastal storm plan and lists – interesting

https://sussexcountyde.gov/hurricane-information
lots of PDFs, maps links, info

https://maps.dnrec.delaware.gov/FloodPlanning/default.html
State of Delaware Flood Planning Tool – interactive map of zones

Virginia

https://www.vaemergency.gov/hurricane-evacuation-zone-lookup/
links and info – interactive evac maps, routes, etc.

North Carolina

https://readync.org/EN/Informed_NatHaz_Hurricane.html
Info, some links broken
Could not find a county zones or links

https://flood.nc.gov/ncflood/
Search by address, brings up interactive – building level with hazrds, impact, insurance details

https://www.ncdot.gov/travel-maps/maps/Pages/evacuation-routes.aspx
Evacuation routes from NCDOT

South Carolina

https://www.scemd.org/prepare/know-your-zone/
Interactive evac zone maps, plus list of coastal county links at bottom
– very nice – besides zone finder, has plans, shelter openings, and a twitter feed

Georgia

http://ready.ga.gov/
Lots of info

http://ready.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/GeorgiaGA-HUR-GDE-APRVDHR.pdf
A PDF guide with evac map – large scale
Coastal areas are organized into evac zones, decisions made at local and state level

http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/Emergency/Hurricane#tab-3
for routes during evacs

http://www.dot.ga.gov/drivesmart/emergency/Documents/Hurricane/HurricaneBroch.pdf
GDOT safety brochure

Florida

https://www.floridadisaster.org/knowyourzone/
click on your county. Evac zones by county

Alabama

https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/images/Alabama/AL_Evac_Routes.pdf
Evac zones – state level, Alabama Emergency Management Agency (PDF on red cross site)

https://ema.alabama.gov/
Alabama Emergency Management Agency
blog style info posts

https://service.ncddc.noaa.gov/rdn/www/activities/weather-ready-nation/newis/documents/Alabama.pdf
PDf loaded with linsk to counties, etc

Mississippi

http://www.msema.org/
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

http://www.msema.org/preparedness/hurricanes/
Hurricane specific info – linsk to surge mapping at county level at bottom
Updated Hurricane Guide PDF (massive) – good info

Louisiana

http://emergency.la.gov/
A very redish website good links and info

http://gohsep.la.gov/ABOUT/PARISHPA
Detailed Parish level for contact and links
This site has loads of info on all sorts of prevention, recovery, etc

https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/images/Louisiana/LA_state1_evac.pdf
PDF with big evac maps and lots of info links

Texas

https://gov.texas.gov/hurricane
High level info wityh lins at bottom

https://www.texasprepares.org/
Interesting site with lists and info, detailed lists and downloads

http://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/ThreatAwareness/hurricaneAwareness.htm
Almost nothing of relevance

https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/weather/hurricane.html
Maps with regional evac routes

http://www.h-gac.com/hurricane-evacuation-planning/default.aspx
Houston-Galveston Area Council – very detailed evac zones, routes, other info

National Level Resources

These are some national level resources that also had hurricane evacuation information:

FEMA
https://www.fema.gov/
very overwhelming site

Low lying areas prone to flooding:

https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home
put in your address and an interactive map will appear – you can flood hazards – download an image of the map

American Red Cross
Register your name with Safe and Well
https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

Tropical Hazard Center – weather info for all basins
https://maps.redcross.org/website/Tropical/ARC_Tropical_Links.html

Federal Level
https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Found link on Texas site – but all coastal states
http://flash.org/EvacuationZoneSurvey.pdf

These are under Flash.org – Federal Alliance for Safe Housing
http://flash.org/

http://flash.org/hurricane-season/
They do online and phone survey of 222 communities in USA
http://flash.org/EvacuationZoneSurvey.pdf

http://flash.org/pdf/2019EvacuationZones.pdf
Links to all coastal states and some have county level links or links to arcgis or PDFs
Did not test all of them, but says updated Feb 19, 2019

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